I am currently completing a refit
on a Paceship Northwind 29. It is the centerboard
Yesterday, while sanding
in preperation for new paint
, I noticed a wet spot on some repair filler. Further sanding
revealed an old repair patch on the leading edge of the keel
which had become comprised. With a wack of hammer I knocked the old patch out... to my surpise the keel was was full of water
. I drilled some holes in the bottom and let it drain.
This seemed concerning to me as I have only just purchased this vessel and have never seen it in the water
. So, to ease my mind I put some water in the bulge with a garden hose and quickly discovered my bilge
water pouring out the bottom of my keel.
As my boat is a center board model the bilge
is not flat. I have attached a picture.
My idea for repair is to line the entire bilge area with a couple layers of epoxy
chopped mat. Then coat with bilge paint
Appreciate any thoughts or opinions on this.